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acquainted

[uh-kweyn-tid] /əˈkweɪn tɪd/
adjective
1.
having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with):
to be acquainted with law.
2.
brought into social contact; made familiar:
people acquainted through mutual friends.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see acquaint, -ed2
Related forms
acquaintedness, noun
half-acquainted, adjective
quasi-acquainted, adjective
unacquainted, adjective
well-acquainted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half acquainted

acquainted

/əˈkweɪntɪd/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
(sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy
2.
(foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)
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Word Origin and History for half acquainted

acquainted

adj.

early 13c., "personally known;" past participle adjective from acquaint (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c.

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